Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Polyhedra by Peter R. Cromwell

Polyhedra have cropped up in many different guises throughout recorded history. In modern times, polyhedra and their symmetries have been cast in a new light by combinatorics and group theory. This book comprehensively documents the many and varied ways that polyhedra have come to the fore throughout the development of mathematics. The author strikes a balance between covering the historical development of the theory surrounding polyhedra, and presenting a rigorous treatment of the mathematics involved. It is attractively illustrated with dozens of diagrams to illustrate ideas that might otherwise prove difficult to grasp. Historians of mathematics as well as those more interested in the mathematics itself, will find this unique book fascinating.

Buy Polyhedra by Peter R. Cromwell from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521664059
ISBN-10: 0521664055
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 24mm)
Pages: 476
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Polyhedra by Peter R. Cromwell

Book Reviews - Polyhedra by Peter R. Cromwell

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Polyhedra book by Peter R. Cromwell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Peter R. Cromwell

Knots and Links by Peter R. Cromwell
Paperback, October 2004
$94.50